Books Authored

Word by Word: An Editor Guides Writers in the Self-Editing Process from Bold Vision Books!

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Praying God’s Promises for My Child (Tyndale House Publishers, 2002)

Does God Care If I Can’t Pay My Bills? (Tyndale House Publisher, 1995)


Books and Projects Co-Authored

Saints & Scoundrels of the Bible (Howard Books, 2008, 2015)saints-and-scoundrels

Once-a-Day Bible Promises Devotional (Zondervan, 2012)

Household Money Organizer (Revell Books, 2010)

Desperate Houselies (Multnomah Books, 2006)

Touchpoints for Troubled Times (Tyndale House Publishers, 2003)

Glorious Refrains (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2002)

40 Unforgettable Dates with Your Mate (Tyndale House Publishers, 2002)

Tyndale Handbook of Bible Charts and Maps (Tyndale House Publishers, 2002)promises-devo

Life Application New Testament Commentary (Tyndale House Publishers, 2001)

Life Application Commentary Series (17 vols.) (Tyndale House Publishers, 1992–2000)

Life Application Study Bible (Tyndale House Publishers, 1990)

Books and Projects Contributor

Everyday Matters Bible for Women (Hendrickson Publishers, 2012)

Living the Gospel Life, April–June 2012 (Creative Communications, 2012)

Heaven Calling
(Worthy Media, 2010)

Take My Heart Oh God (Worthy Media, 2010)


“Submitting Your Work.” Christian Communicator. November–December 2018

“Formatting Your Manuscript.” Christian Communicator. September–October 2018

“Creating Front Matter (Part 2).” Christian Communicator. July–August 2018

“Creating Front Matter (Part 1).” Christian Communicator. May–June 2018

“Working with Bible Text (Part 2).” Christian Communicator. March–April 2018

“Working with Bible Text (Part 1).” Christian Communicator. January–February 2018

“A Prayer for Strength, Wisdom, Obedience, Insight, and Humility.” Interview with Taylor University board chair Paige Cunningham. Taylor University Alumni Magazine. Fall 2017

“Questions for Content Editing.” Christian Communicator. November–December 2017

“Improving Your Self-editing Skills.” Christian Communicator. September–October 2017

“Making Short Shorter.” Christian Communicator. July–August 2017

“Thinking Theme.” Christian Communicator. May–June 2017

“Your First Impression.” Christian Communicator. March–April 2017

“First Steps in Editing Yourself.” Christian Communicator. January–February 2017


Highlander Devotional, “Fog Delay.” Posted 08/15/19 at Houghton College website.

Friday Feature, paragraph of the week: A brief review of Bret Lott’s book, Before We Get Started: A Practical Memoir of the Writer’s Life. Featured 04/07/17 at The Humble Essayist

“6 Excuses (That Don’t Work) for Not Attending a Writers Conference.” Guest blog post at Steve Laube Agency blog. Posted 07/18/16.

“Pages in the Hands of an Angry Editor.” Fiction Southeast. (Posted 12/05/15 on “Fiction Southeast,”

“Why I Love Literary Citizenship.” http:// Fiction Southeast. (Posted 11/30/15 on “Fiction Southeast,”

“Teaching Editing—A Little Grammar Goes a Long Way.” Fiction Southeast. (Posted 11/09/15 on “Fiction Southeast,”

“6 Quick Proofreading Tips.” Fiction Southeast. (Posted 10/19/15 on “Fiction Southeast,”

“The Art of the Book Review.” Fiction Southeast. (Posted 9/7/15 on “Fiction Southeast,”

Seeing Pennies.TWJ Magazine. (Posted 8/1/15 on “TWJ Magazine,”

“The Tax Man Cometh … and He’s Here to Help Writers.” (Posted 4/15/15 on “The Review Review,”

“I Hope to Give Voice to Authors Who Might Otherwise Struggle to See Their Work in Print.” An Interview with Michael Prihoda—Editor of After the Pause. (Posted 2/24/15 on “The Review Review,”

“Avoid the Bog: Save Revision for Later.” Fiction Southeast. (Posted 1/26/15 on “Fiction Southeast,”

“We Like Pieces that Force Readers to Think a Bit about What’s Serious and What’s Not.” An Interview with Jonathan Weisberg and Christopher Wachlin—editors of The Stoneslide Corrective. (Posted 1/19/15 on “The Review Review,”

“The Process of Publishing: An Exercise.” Fiction Southeast. (Posted 11/10/14 on “Fiction Southeast,”

Book Reviews

Beyond Valor: A World War II Story of Extraordinary Heroism, Sacrificial Love, and a Race Against Time by Jon Erwin and William Doyle (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2020). Review published Jan 29, 2021.

Inspired Imperfection: How the Bible’s Problems Enhance Its Divine Authority by Gregory A. Boyd  (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2019). Review published May 20, 2020.

Searching for You by Jody Hedlund (Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 2018). Review published Apr 14, 2020.

Help! My Bible Is Alive! by Nicole Unice (Carol Stream, IL: NavPress/Tyndale House Publishers, 2019). Review published Jan 11, 2020.

The Ornament Keeper, by Eva Marie Everson (Birmingham, AL: New Hope Publishers, 2018). Review published Feb 4, 2019.

Forgiving God, by Hilary Yancey (New York: FaithWords, 2018). Review published Jan 23, 2019.

Reason to Breathe, by Deborah Raney (Wheaton, IL: Gilead Publishing, 2018). Review published Jan 5, 2019.

Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service, by Gary Sinise (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2019). Review published Dec 2, 2018.

News Articles and Features

“Taylor now has 24K graduates.” The News Herald (Marion, IN), May 24, 2017.

“Freedom and Responsibility.” The Echo. (Taylor University, Upland, IN), Nov 11, 2016.

“Taylor confers degrees on 482.” The News Herald (Marion, IN), May 24–30, 2016.

“Taylor University confers 466 degrees; honors Perkins, Taylor.” The News Herald (Marion, IN), June 2–8, 2015.

“Women’s Life ‘Bags of Love’ raises funds for displaced kids.” The News Herald (Marion, IN), Apr. 21–27, 2015.

“Taylor University breaks ground for campus center.” The News Herald (Marion, IN), Apr. 14–20, 2015.

“Council holds hearing on I-69 arena project.” The News Herald (Marion, IN), Feb. 3–9, 2015.